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When you open an apple in half begins to darken quickly. This occurs because the cell structure is
damaged, ie it oxidizes. Therefore, upon contact with oxygen, it reacts darkens as a defense system. A
very common way to avoid this is by adding a little lemon juice over it, which slows down the oxidation
process. Here are the key operation of antioxidants, in this case, of Vitamin C.
But if we do all this process to prevent an apple rust, why not do it with the cells of our body?
Although the body has its own defense mechanisms to fight free radicals and protect against oxidative
damage, it is estimated that from 35-40 years our cells begin to decrease their regenerative capacity and
show clear signs of degeneration and oxidation, beginning the process of cellular aging.
In this regard, it is important to eat a diet rich in antioxidants, especially polyphenols, substances that
can be found naturally in some foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.) and now, thanks to technology, food
supplements, that help reduce excess free, mainly responsible for damage to the body's cells radicals.
FOOD WITH POWER ANTIOXIDANTE
Vitamin E is found in carrots, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, asparagus ...
Vitamin C: pepper, kiwi, lemon, oranges, cauliflower, etc. In addition to repairing our cells, help
strengthen the body's defenses.
Vitamin B5: helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, normal mental performance and normal energy
metabolism. It is found in foods like chicken liver, salmon, broccoli, lentils or mushrooms.
Carotenes and beta-carotene: it contains carrot, tomato, spinach or pumpkin.
Flavonoids, which are found primarily in fruits and vegetables, tea or wine.
Selenium is found in meat, fish, seafood, cereals, eggs and fruits and vegetables.
Zinc: promotes cell renewal, involved in the immune system and promotes good skin. It is found in meat
and offal, fish, eggs and legumes.
Anthocyanins, found in berries like blueberry, bilberry or maqui.
Spring is here and, with increasing temperatures, our body craves more fresquitos salads and dishes.
This is a recipe 3 blocks from fruit and vegetables with high antioxidant And without leaving the Zone!
Apple salad, avocado, cheese and tuna with balsamic vinaigrette:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and dress with the vinaigrette to taste:
- 2 cups tomato (crude) (1 blocks of carbohydrates), rich in lycopene and folic acid
- 1 small apple (1 block HC), rich in Vitamin B6.
- 2 tablespoons avocado, rich in carotenoids, and 1 olive oil vinaigrette (3 blocks of fat)
- 60 grams of tuna and 30 g 0% fat cheese (3 blocks of protein)
- Dressing: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, mixed peppers and salt.
- For dessert a kiwi, rich in Vitamin C (1 block HC)